Iglesia de Santa María de la Oliva

Villaviciosa, Spain

Iglesia de Santa María de la Oliva is a 13th-century stone church in Villaviciosa. The stone Gothic church was completed in the Spanish Gothic style in the 1270s.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Nuno Abreu (12 months ago)
A luta contra a vespa asiática, é de louvar a iniciativa fa Câmara Municipal de Villaviciosa.
José Julio Melgares (13 months ago)
Built in 1270, it has characteristic late Romanesque and Gothic elements. The main facade with a pointed arch and four archivolts stands out, topped with the image of the Virgin Mary and the rose window above the entrance. Attached to the south side, the temple has a portico with access to the south and east.
Luis Javier Argibay (13 months ago)
Jose Antonio Gonzalez Nieto (15 months ago)
It is a simple church from the late twelfth century in late Romanesque style with elements of the Gothic. I would only highlight the cover of the main façade and some lateral ones, although in very simple ways. From inside just saying that if you can't see it, you don't miss a thing.
Timothy TB Chua (2 years ago)
Start point of the Pre Camino Primitivo.
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